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Presidential Decree No. 856

Code of Sanitation of the Philippines

SEC. 91. Burial Requirement – The burial of remains is subject to the following requirements:
a. No remains shall be buried without a death certificate. This certificate shall be issued by the attending physicians. If there has been no physician in attendance, it shall be issued by the mayor, the secretary of the municipality where the death occurred. The death certificate shall be forwarded to the Local Civil Register wit... Read more about Presidential Decree No. 856

Act No. 3753

Law on Registry of Civil Status


Section 1. Civil Register. – A civil register is established for recording the civil status of persons, in which shall be entered: (a) births; (b) deaths; (c) marriages; (d) annulments of marriages; (e) divorces; (f) legitimations; (g) adoptions; (h) acknowledgment of natural children; (i) naturalization; and (j) changes of name.

Section 2. Civil Registrar-General his duties and powers.... Read more about Act No. 3753

Act No. 3613



SEC. 1. Essential requisites. Essential requisites for marriage are the legal capacity of the contracting parties and consent.

Sec. 19. Marriages performed abroad. – All marriages performed outside of the Philippine Islands in accordance with the laws in force in the country where they were performed and valid there as such, shall also be valid in these Islands.

Section 25 of the Marriage Law (Act No. 3... Read more about Act No. 3613